Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum Distinguished Speakers Series
Professor of Chicano Studies, CSUCI
Dr. Jose M. Alamillo
speaking on the topic
“Reinterpreting Ventura County History through La Voz de la Colonia Newspaper, 1926-1932”
at the Port Hueneme Historical Society Museum
220 Market Street
on June 15, 2019 at 11:00AM
La Voz de la Colonia, a Spanish-language newspaper, was recently discovered in the basement of the E.P. Foster Library in downtown Ventura. This newspaper, founded by Oxnard businessman Jesus Jimenez, was published from 1926 to 1932 in the city of Santa Paula, California and was widely circulated throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
Dr. Alamillo’s research project used La Voz de la Colonia to reinterpret key historical events and issues in Ventura County history including the Mexican Immigration, the 1928 St. Francis Dam Disaster, Community & Labor Organizing, School Segregation of Mexican Children, the Impact of the Great Depression, and Baseball & Boxing in the Mexican Community.
Dr. Alamillo received his PHD in Comparative Cultures at University of California Irvine. His academic work covers Chicana/o cultural history with a focus on labor, immigration, gender, leisure, and sports. He is the author of Making Lemonade out of Lemons: Mexican American Labor and Leisure in a California Town (2006) and co-author of Latinos in U.S. Sport (2011). His new book, Deportes: The Making of a Sporting Mexican Diaspora is forthcoming from Rutgers University Press. He is currently working with Latinos in Baseball in the Barrios and the Big Leagues, a multi-year community collecting initiative and exhibition at Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History.
Museum Distinguished Speaker events in June:
June 1 Bridge Carney “PT-157: Missions in Solomons/ Rescue of JFK and the PT-109 Crew”
June 14 Hueneme Spirit Award: Helen Brant
Circle of Service Exemplar: Capt. Mike and Cheryl Saum @Bard Mansion 5:30pm
June 15 Dr. Jose M. Alamillo “La Voz de La Colonia: Colonia’s News Source from 1926-1932”
June 22 Linda Bentz “The Chinese In Ventura County”
June 29 Connie Korenstein “History of the Port of Hueneme”
Other Museum sponsored events include the monthly Historic Port Tour on the third Friday of each month.
Also offered on a quarterly basis (Next is July 20, 2019), the Museum and Port provide transportation to the Lighthouse for visitors who cannot make the approximately one-mile round trip walk to Lighthouse.
In addition, the Museum and the Friends of the Bard offer tours of the Berylwood Mansion in conjunction with the quarterly dinners of the Friends of the Bard. https://www.bardmansion.org/Current-Newsletter.html
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